At the core of the matter, AppSec professionals think the development team is difficult to work with because they push code with known vulnerabilities, with many also complaining that developers accept flaws if they believe an app will be a big seller.
Developers and security professionals are often in conflict, and this state of affairs is not going to change anytime soon, in this author’s opinion. Now here are some facts about the current state of affairs.
The Ponemon Institute conducted two surveys sponsored by ZeroNorth in May and June of 2020, one of 581 application security (AppSec) professionals and another of 549 application developers. Three-quarters of the AppSec respondents believe there is a cultural divide between them and developers, while only 49% of developers feel the same way towards the AppSec function. The difference in opinion is not because of DevSecOps has taken hold among developers — adoption is almost the same among both respondent categories.
Almost half (48%) of developers have bought into the idea that their organization is actively working to help developers and security teams work together. At 32%, AppSec is more skeptical. One has to wonder, is this because corporate leadership isn’t doing anything, or are security pros jaded by past experience? Developers are more optimistic about a raft of other security topics, most notably application vulnerabilities.
As compared to AppSec professionals, developers are significantly less (39% vs 60%), to believe application security risk at their organization has increased. At the core of the matter, AppSec professionals think the development team is difficult to work with because they push code with known vulnerabilities, with many also complaining that developers accept flaws if they believe an app will be a big seller. Whether or not developers are actually pushing a lot of serious vulnerabilities up for debate, but their self-perception is incredibly different from that of their AppSec peers — only 27% of developers say code is frequently being published with known vulnerabilities, compared to the 57% of application security specialists that estimate likewise.
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